Post Tagged with: "sanctions"

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Interview – Kasturi Sen

Kasturi Sen discusses Syria’s healthcare system, derides the humanitarian costs of economic sanctions, and stresses the need for interdisciplinary approaches to research.

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Statecraft and the Limitations of Economic Sanctions

Strategies relying on the pure coercive nature of economic sanctions rarely succeed in their goals, and alone are not capable of forcing countries to make concessions.

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

Sanctioning the DPRK? This Time It’s All about Implementation Not Design

There are reasons to doubt whether extended sanctions against North Korea will produce the outcomes that key players want to achieve

Cuba: The Embargo Continues

Cuba: The Embargo Continues

It would be good if the embargo on Cuba were lifted but the establishment of diplomatic relations do no such thing. Rumors of the its demise are greatly exaggerated.

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

The Politics of US and EU Sanctions on Russia’s Energy Sector

It is the selective nature of sanctions that make them a political weapon against countries that refuse to buckle down to western leadership.

The Power and Consequences of International Sanctions

The Power and Consequences of International Sanctions

The question of whether sanctions “work” becomes one of whether the type and form of sanction adopted fits the overall policies developed to achieve a certain outcome.

The Underestimated Effect of Democratic Sanctions

The Underestimated Effect of Democratic Sanctions

There have been unsuccessful democratic sanctions in the past and there will be more in the future. However, sanctions have also been successful in certain cases.

UN Sanctions and Conflict

UN Sanctions and Conflict

The automatic dismissal of sanctions as pointless and ineffective obscures a basic fact: sanctions are only as good as the efforts of member states to give them effect.

Zimbabwe: The Sanctions of No Sanctions

Zimbabwe: The Sanctions of No Sanctions

The announcement of a suspension of sanctions pending a credibly free and fair referendum was a very low bar to cross. The real action lies in what is already going on behind the scenes. As with all major diplomatic breakthroughs, a heavy element of cynicism is the accompaniment.

U.S. Sanctions and the Nuclear Endgame in Iran

U.S. Sanctions and the Nuclear Endgame in Iran

The new sanctions on Iran are having a greater impact than prior efforts. To halt Iran’s enrichment, the U.S. and the P5+1 must now offer sanctions relief in return for nuclear concessions.

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

Why Isn’t the U.S. Selling Iran iPhones?

American sanctions against exporting smartphones and computers to Iran are not only violating civil liberties but also common sense.

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